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Orange County reports first case of monkeypox

The Florida Department of Health announced Friday that Orange County has reported its first case of monkeypox. The health department states the case in Orange County is a person in his or her 30s who did not acquire monkeypox from travel. The patient is now in isolation. This is not the first case in Florida. The health department has previously reported eight cases in Broward County and one in Collier County.The virus is only spread through very close contact.Doctors say the early symptoms are like the flu: fever and chills, but then a rash can start on the face and move all over the body.The rash can move across your palms, your soles, as well as sometimes inside your mouth. These rashes sometimes can be painful as well.”Most people do recover from monkeypox without any issues at all, sometimes it takes two to four weeks to get full recovery of it,” Dr. Rajiv Bahl in Orlando said.The World Health Organization is creating a new vaccine-sharing mechanism to stop the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox in more than 30 countries beyond Africa. The move could result in the U.N. health agency distributing scarce vaccine doses to rich countries that otherwise can afford them. To some health experts, the initiative potentially misses the opportunity to control monkeypox in the African countries where it’s infected people for decades. They say the program might repeat the inequity in vaccine distribution that was seen during the coronavirus pandemic. The mechanism was proposed shortly after Britain, Canada, France, Germany, the U.S. and other countries reported hundreds of monkeypox cases last month.

The Florida Department of Health announced Friday that Orange County has reported its first case of monkeypox.

The health department states the case in Orange County is a person in his or her 30s who did not acquire monkeypox from travel. The patient is now in isolation.

This is not the first case in Florida. The health department has previously reported eight cases in Broward County and one in Collier County.

The virus is only spread through very close contact.

Doctors say the early symptoms are like the flu: fever and chills, but then a rash can start on the face and move all over the body.

The rash can move across your palms, your soles, as well as sometimes inside your mouth. These rashes sometimes can be painful as well.

“Most people do recover from monkeypox without any issues at all, sometimes it takes two to four weeks to get full recovery of it,” Dr. Rajiv Bahl in Orlando said.

The World Health Organization is creating a new vaccine-sharing mechanism to stop the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox in more than 30 countries beyond Africa.

The move could result in the U.N. health agency distributing scarce vaccine doses to rich countries that otherwise can afford them.

To some health experts, the initiative potentially misses the opportunity to control monkeypox in the African countries where it’s infected people for decades.

They say the program might repeat the inequity in vaccine distribution that was seen during the coronavirus pandemic.

The mechanism was proposed shortly after Britain, Canada, France, Germany, the U.S. and other countries reported hundreds of monkeypox cases last month.

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